Disinfo: Ukraine surrenders its sovereignty to the EU and NATO


As written in your Constitution, your main aim is to surrender Ukrainian sovereignty to the EU and NATO.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation.

On 21 February 2019, the Law on Strategic Course for the Acquisition of Full Membership of Ukraine in the European Union and NATO entered into force in Ukraine. The amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine defined their strategic aim to join the EU and NATO.

The updated Constitution directs the legislative efforts of deputies to follow European standards. The amendments oblige the Parliament of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers and the President of Ukraine to take necessary actions. These norms also require the President of Ukraine to guarantee the implementation of the policies directed towards its accession to the EU and NATO.


The pro-Kremlin media has also claimed that the Kyiv-dominated Ukrainian state has been nothing but a puppet regime for Washington, for NATO and to a lesser extent the European Union. In reality neither US, nor the EU countries control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by the free world, except for Russia. Similar narratives are used against other countries too: Germany is the executor of US hegemony over Europe; Lithuania too is not independent and Latvia supposedly has no sovereignty in the EU, no economy, has lost third of its population and it’s foreign policy is dictated by Washington.



  • Reported in: Issue 167
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, EU/NATO enlargement, Ukrainian statehood


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